This is the Husqvarna Camping Axe, it has an axehead made from hand-forged Swedish steel that’ll last a lifetime (or more) with ease, and it has a natural hickory wood handle.
Measuring in at 15″ this axe is designed, as the name suggests, for camping trips and other times you need an axe with you but don’t want to lug around a full-sized tree-felling axe. This also means it can be packed for 4×4 and motorcycle overlanding trips without any difficulty.
When camping you typically need a smaller axe for cutting branches into firewood-sized chunks, splitting wood that’s too think, trimming shoots off branches, and the back of the axehead can also be used (with great care) to hammer in tent pegs.
The Husqvarna Camping Axe comes with a leather edge cover to protect the blade and allow you to attach it to your belt, and the head is secured to the handle using a steel wedge to secure it firmly.
Husqvarna are perhaps best known for their range of enduro, motocross, and off-road motorcycles first made famous by Steve McQueen back in the 1960s. The company actually started out near the town of Huskvarna in Sweden in 1689 – 200 years before the invention of the motorcycle.
The company was founded to make muskets and other firearms, the company logo still shows this today – it’s designed to look like a gun sight when viewed through traditional iron sights from the perspective of the person taking aim. Husqvarna then started making motorcycles in 1903, making them one of the oldest motorcycle marques in the world.
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